Although archeological sites are far from there, this is the site of the old Syracuse, what the remains of a greek temple certify. However the best thing is walking along the narrow streets of the island connected to the mainland by several bridges. Visit the jewish quartier (giudecca) and don't miss the chance of a dinner in any of the... 更多
Goethe said that you can't know Italy without visiting Sicily but I would go further and say that to truly understand ancient history you have to visit the beautiful Ortygia
We spent a week in Ortigia in an apartment just off the Piazza Doumo. Fantastic! We loved wandering the maze of tiny streets, entranced. Very friendly people. Went to the open market for fresh fish, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. It was wonderful to watch the ebb and flow of activity in the piazzas, families just out strolling, visiting greeting friends... 更多
If you enjoy wondering through small alleyways admiring the architecture you'll love this little gem. Walk away from the touristic hustle and get lost ASAP, you'll discover a beautiful little island with loads of lovely little bars and restaurants.
If you want to get a flavour of Italy without paying the Tourist city prices come here! You get the character, the architecture and food at half the price of Florence, Sienna, Rome and Venice. I wouldn't swap any of these places for Ortygia but if you like Ortygia you will adore the others. We loved Ortygia but it is... 更多
A beautiful old walled town with lovely lanes to get lost in and chances to sit and people-watch. Plenty of high quality restaurants, gelaterias and cafes. Take a boat ride around the island as we did to see it from a different perspective. Sadly, missed out on visiting the castle as it was closed - it isn't open on public... 更多
It is a good city to spend a afternoon... Good cafes and restaurants.... Walk on the narrow "vias" is really amazing! And a tip, in a small church in duomo piazza there is a splendid Caravaggio!!!
Well, Ortigia is an island but it hardly notices. It's a great area to roam around, with plenty of swish shopping and a really dramatic cathedral -- a baroque cathedral inserted into a Greek temple -- somewhat different. Plenty of bars and restaurants to just sit and relax in.
Everyone Sicilian that we talked to was very happy and could not do enough for us. The Island is so easy to walk around with so many cafe's and restaurants to choose from. It was never difficult to find a shady spot out of the sunshine when it got to hot, be it walking down the narrow streets or under... 更多
Beautiful position on the harbour, narrow interesting streets with history everywhere, buzzing market, great restaurants. Walk right around the island as well as through the streets Fort Maniace is worth visiting.
We enjoyed the Papyrus museum,Duomo, sea views, trendy wine bars and the lovely market. Also ,very interesting to see all the little lanes with the houses so close together Beautiful fountains - a real treat around every corner!
Ortigia is the happening spot in Siracusa. The old port town with the narrow winding streets. Lots of cool shops and restaurants here. It's beautiful at all hours of the day, and the views of the sea are fabulous.
The island is connected with a couple of briges to the mainlans. A miriad of small streets with old aristocratic houses. Very charming even though a bit decadent (like all of Sicily). We were lucky to coincide with the festivity of Santa Lucia (2,3rd may). Well worth watching.
A good place to stroll around seeing all the historical sites from ancient times: Greek temples converted to Christian churches, Jewish underground mikvah pools, terrific outdoor market, and good restaurants. Find Antonio and his family's street food shop on the left at the end of market row and sample the food. Terrific!!!!